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Wayside Takeout & Catering

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2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was driving around town. I drove past Wayside. I had heard the legend of their fried chicken. I asked my kids if I should turn around. They said yes, confirming what was in my heart and stomach. I walked in and ordered an 8-piece box of fried chicken for $9. We then drove to Monticello to enjoy this local... More 

Thank SWVA_Traveler
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sought out Wayside Takeout while in Charlottesville because we saw it listed online as the #1 best fried chicken in Virginia. It did not disappoint! As first time customers, we let the clerk advise us on the menu and we chose a fried chicken meal for takeout. We ate it later when we stopped along the road and picnicked.... More 

Thank Patricia L
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you haven't tried their baked beans, get in your car and go get some now. Old family recipe full of bacon, brown sugar, and slow cooked beans. Lots of great home cooked food on the menu, friendly staff, fast service. Quaint old fashioned booths to eat in, or take some home. Really good food for a great price.

Thank Mary M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is primarily a take out restaurant, but they do have a few tables. There is no atmosphere, but the star is excellent.The food is very inexpensive, but excellent. I read that & drove from Md outside of D.C. to obtain it & don't think that the trip was a waste. That tells you something, but of course we did... More 

Thank John B
Deer River
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I used to live around the corner from Wayside. I loved the neighborhood, but passing by without picking up a two-pieces of dark meat and two side combo was almost painful. I especially think the baked beans (in addition to the chicken itself) are worth trying. I'm in Boston now, and my mouth is watering in memory....

Thank Willa B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you haven't visited wayside, stop what your doing and go now....unless it's Sunday then go tomorrow. Wayside is Charlottesville institution and offers excellent chicken and sides at great prices. The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly.

Thank shakeandbake72
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Hands down the best chicken in town for all the years I can remember. Step back in time 40 years to original decor. Collard greens are Southern style.

Thank John H
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254 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I realize some folks might not consider a small, local, primarily take away fried chicken joint something worthy enough to consider while in Charlottesville. On the other hand, if you really want a taste of real southern comfort food, Wayside Fried Chicken is worth checking out. The menu consists of . . . well . . . fried chicken. There... More 

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reston, Virginia
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The fried chicken is delicious and the sides are tasty. Stop by for takeout to tailgates, Foxfield or afternoon/ evening get together. NOTE: Closed Sundays.

Thank John B
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220 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Was recently treated to fried chicken from Wayside Take-Out, I can't put my finger on it, except to say the fried chicken was disappointing, ( a customer for over 20+ years).

Thank Kesh_grammy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?